Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Chapter from the Liberal Media’s Brave New World

The Associated Press reports (link):
A jury ... found an Afghan father, his wife and their son guilty of killing three teenage sisters and a co-wife in what the judge described as "cold-blooded, shameful murders" resulting from a "twisted concept of honor" in a case that shocked and riveted Canadians....  Prosecutors said the defendants allegedly killed the three teenage sisters because they dishonored the family by defying its disciplinarian rules on dress, dating, socializing and using the Internet....  The jury [found] Mohammad Shafia, 58; his wife Tooba Yahya, 42; and their son Hamed, 21, each guilty of four counts of first-degree murder. First-degree murder carries an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.
In its 930 word report, there is no mention of Islam, leaving readers to speculate as to whether it played a role in the motivation of Mohammad and his "co-wife".  The Associated Press clearly thinks not. 

Also, toward the end the article eventually identifies the "three teenage sisters" as daughters of the man convicted of the "honor killings", and strongly implies that they were also daughters of the second wife.  "Honor killings" are known as murders in some circles outside the Associated Press.

Not much to see here, move right along.

J Greco

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